wiqidbritt asked:

Things I don't understand about GG's claims: If they're claiming games media is corrupt, then one would think that covering big budget games with loads of money behind them over smaller indie games that don't have any money to throw around would be what they were upset about. But it seems to be the complete opposite, they question why a small indie game would get coverage and insinuate that there must be something going on behind the scenes to secure that coverage.

dannyodwyer answered:

Yup! That’s how I know so much of this stuff is just confirmation bias.

The idea that indie devs hold any influence over gaming publications whatsoever is laughable. At the risk of sounding like a total dick, just wander through the Indie Megabooth at PAX with a press badge and you’ll see how that relationship works.

We cover indie games that are rad and interesting. We cover more of them now because there is more of them, and less AAA. Simple.


zecharai asked:

How do you feel about being called Cis gender?

dannyodwyer answered:

Fine. I mean, it took hearing it in actual conversation a few times to get used to it not sounding totally weird. But it does have an actual utility in communication. I mean it’s a lot easier than saying “people who identify as the gender they were born as”.

If you don’t like it it’s probably because the idea of transgender people - or the concept that those people are an acceptable subset of society - is something that you struggle with. I don’t blame anyone if they feel that way. You can’t blame how you were raised. But you should always try and understand how somebody feels. 

Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for not agreeing with them over social issue. But more importantly, don’t let that stop you from trying to understand them yourself. And when you do, 99% of the time you come to understand things that once made you feel uncomfortable.

  • albus severus potter: dad you were totally a jock
  • harry potter: i was not
  • albus severus potter: dad you were totally a jock with a trust fund, because only a jock with a trust fund would give me a name like this
  • harry potter: i was not a jock with a trust fund. ginny, set albus straight
  • ginny potter: honey, you were and are a jock with a trust fund



Who remembers the Berenstain Bears? Many people actually remember it as the Berenstein Bears. It’s part of the Mandela theory, or a term that someone is positive something happened although it didn’t. Many attribute these false memories as a glimpse into a parallel universe. (Source)

no okay but what the fuck

okay, fine, yes, I have had several drinks, but this post is just

Like, I read it twice. Well, I skimmed it once first and then stared at the pictures trying to figure out how these two Berenstain Bears books related to parallel universes, and then when I realized that I had really not processed enough of the words in my first read-through, I went back and read the caption again, and I swear to God, my thoughts went something like:

what do you mean some people don’t remember Berenstain Bears? I remember the Berenstain Bears. I was never a huge fan myself but my little brother definitely watched the show occasionally and sometimes I get the theme song stuck in my head. Maybe these people just never read the books as children. But—wait, they’re saying that people remember things that don’t exist…. are they saying the Berenstain Bears don’t exist? Did the Berenstain Bears not happen? But where did they get these book covers if the series didn’t exist? Did some artist perfectly render the apparently shared glimpses that we’ve had into the parallel universe where Stan and Jan Berenstain authored the, honestly, kind of unremarkable exploits of a bear family where every member is named for their familial relationship but outsiders have normal names for no apparent reason? did… did this not happen?  did this NOT HAPPEN? IS THE TUMBLR POST ACTUALLY TELLING ME THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE BERENSTAIN BEARS???? BECAUSE I REMEMBER BERENSTAIN BEARS AND IF THE BERENSTAIN BEARS DIDN’T HAPPEN THEN I HAVE ACTUALLY LOOKED INTO A PARALLEL UNIVERSE BECAUSE I DEFINITELY REMEMBERoh they’re talking about the spelling.